Jarod Verdi jailed, Batemans Bay Local Court

A MAN whose prison sentences for violent behaviour were suspended last year was sentenced to serve the time inside when he appeared before Batemans Bay Local Court on August 3.

Magistrate David O’Connor prescribed a dose of jail for Jarod Verdi, 20, of Yarralumla Crescent, Tomakin, for breaching four good behaviour bonds, imposed last year for using an offensive weapon (a machete) and three domestic violence-related assaults.

The defendant appeared by audio visual link from Nowra jail, where he was sent on May 24 after assaulting a police officer.

In court on Monday he was also convicted of contravening an apprehended violence order, common assault and domestic violence-related assault, offences which occurred this year.

The court heard that Verdi was considered unsuitable for home detention.

Counsel Andrew Fleming said every offence his client had committed was before the court and asked the court to sentence him to 18 months’ jail with a 12-month non-parole period.

Mr O’Connor revoked all the defendant’s section 12 good behaviour bonds and imposed the suspended jail sentences, which will be served concurrently, and set a release date of November 23.

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